October 1, 2021
Our Level 3 Uniformed and Protective Services students were given an insight into the day in the life of a police officer this week.
Humberside Police Positive Action Officer Lincoln Ahenkorah-Marfo gave an informative and inspirational talk on working in the Police Force, discussing numerous topics such as the eligibility criteria and different pathways available to those wanting to embark on a career as a police officer. Along with providing valuable information on shift patterns and pay and pensions – Lincoln even described his first-ever arrest as a trained officer!
Reflecting on the success of the presentation, course tutor Tom Hanger said: “To hear from and speak to a current Police Officer was an invaluable experience for our students. Matt Donkin and I are currently teaching units on leadership, crime scene investigation and conflict and personal protection, so Lincoln’s talk really brought what we are teaching them and everything we have discussed in lessons to life.
“We hope to get Lincoln in to see the students again, and hopefully bring his actual police car with him for the group to have a look. Again, this would be another invaluable experience for everyone on the Level 3 Uniformed and Protective Services course, which they wouldn’t get at other colleges.
“As a department, we have a number of contacts within thePolice Force and other uniformed services, highlighted by the fact we had the Army visit us last week, the Police this week and a visit to the Prison scheduled for after half term. Our focus is on ensuring the students gain an invaluable insight into their chosen career during their education with us.”
Student Olivia Young added: “Lincoln came to speak to our class to give us more information on working in the Police Force. It was great to get an insight into the role and hear about his experiences on the front line. I found the entire talk both interesting and informative.
“Even though my career aim is to go into the Prison Service, it was still good to hear about the police as they play a massive part within the Prison Service. To be able to have that first-hand knowledge from an actual Police Officer was great.
“I’m really enjoying my course right now. Everything we are being taught is so interesting. The topics we are learning about are providing me with the knowledge that I will be able to use when I go into my dream job.”
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